❭❭ Mountain Gorillas belong to the family of primates and they are the biggest primate species.
❭❭ Mountain gorillas are mainly herbivorous. They feed on leaves, fruits, roots, bark, flowers, stems and buds, and occasionally small invertebrates, mainly tiny insects like ants, larvae, and snails. Adult males can eat about 30kilogrames in a day while adult females can eat 18 kilograms of food and they hardly take water
❭❭ Mountain gorillas move in groups of up to 30 members. An older silverback male gorilla leads the group.
❭❭ These animals are very shy but strong and very aggressive especially when threatened. They roar and beat their chests when annoyed. The group leader charge when there is threat.
❭❭ Mountain gorillas are practice polygamy. Female gorillas become sexually active at an early age of 10 years. Males take long to become sexually active. Their gestation period is 8.5 months. Usually, only one baby is born.
❭❭ Weighing about 2 kilograms. The newborn is fed with breast milk and transported in the back or the belly of his or her mother.
❭❭ Because Mountain Gorillas are very closely related to humans, they are very vulnerable to contract diseases transmitted by humans.